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Phenomenal Story that has an actual lesson to be learned if you just listen carefully
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This is classic tale performed in a classic style . Bradbury's somewhat heavy-laden horror tale is cut down to size and brought to life with no attempt to make it contemporary. This audio play has kept faith with the original book released some 55 years ago. As such it's a reasonably accessible way either to re-visit the story or even hear it for the first time. As a novel Something Wicked This Way Comes was fairly light on dialogue and heavy on quite heavy prose. As such its translation to an audio play means that it did seem to jump around a little and anyone new to the story might find it a little harder to follow.
Given the classical form I think that the cast do an excellent job with it. To my ears the sound was beautifully mastered because there are multiple voices, lots of music and a plethora of sound effects including some nice bass-laden thunder. With all that going on it would have been easy for the voices to get lost a little but they remained crystal clear throughout.
Overall I'd say it was a pretty decent short listen and it makes a really good fist at providing an accessible way to enjoy this classic horror story.
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